name: Shannon Pilcher
education: Georgia Tech
number of jumps: 3,500
years in Sport: 21
teams: Laminar Flow, Team Nova, Sebastian Air FX (video), DeLand Genesis, DeLand PD Blue
slot(s): Outside Center
favorite competition: Winning the bronze medal at the 1998 U.S. Nationals.
funniest moment in skydiving: Break-off on nearly every training jump we make is hilarious thanks to the zany antics of our fearless teammate and photographer Eric Taylor. As our skydive comes to an end, his is just beginning. He's a riot, to say the least.
skydiving mentor(s): My teammates. Together they possess all the qualities I would like to have. Solly Williams has also become a huge mentor and friend over the last three years.
hobbies: Reading, music, computers, most sports, especially basketball
favorite book(s): I have two: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
favorite music: Christian Rock and Contemporary.
favorite movie(s): I can't really think of one. But I like Disney Cartoons and "Movies for Guys Who Like Movies." Oh, and I also enjoy movies with heros, especially one's that are "based on a true story."
favorite place: 10,500 feet during a competition. Silly, I know, but I can't think of anywhere better, except maybe at home with my family.
Where will you be ten years from now? I would like to stay connected with skydiving. I enjoy coaching/teaching and would like to do more of it. But I would also like to go back to school and continue educating myself.
best kept secret: I'm a compulsive eater and nose-picker! Okay, it's not a secret, but it's pretty funny!